Ugly Sign As Playoffs Near

January 5th, 2022

“Get some new gloves!”

Catch the damn ball!

That’s all there is to it. Catch the damn ball. It’s not like Stewart McClown is tossing up floaters into a crowd for anyone to grab.

The notorious PFF tribe dug up a disturbing stat on Tom Brady and his Bucs receivers. It seems there isn’t a quarterback in the NFL who has had more dropped passes in the end zone than Brady. And that is just unacceptable.

Think about this for a moment: Is there a more accurate quarterback than Brady? Of course not. You cannot tell Joe that Brady is so far off the mark that dudes are reaching for uncatchable passes.

A dropped pass could mean the difference between repeating as Super Bowl champs or watching playoff games on TV.

As Chucky would say in that infamous NFL Network commercial, “KNOCK IT OFF!”

37 Responses to “Ugly Sign As Playoffs Near”

  1. Beeej Says:

    I dare say TB12 had had more pass ATTEMPTS in the end zone too

  2. WillieG Says:

    That’s one of those stats that requires at least one more stat for clarity. Namely, how many passes were attempted?

  3. Cannon Says:

    ^ What Beeej said.

  4. Defense Rules Says:

    Oh and 1 more question Joe: WHO’s dropped them?

  5. Bird Says:

    Johnson dropped a td last game. Lack of focus

  6. jugheadfla Says:

    Can we drop all of this no chance, one and done talk? We were saying the same thing last year at the same time and look what freaking happened. The truth is you just never know which team is going to turn it up at the right time and blast their way through. Could be us could be anybody but lets not doom and gloom before we even play a stinking playoff game….geez

  7. PassingThru Says:

    Sure that’s disturbing, but what concerns me is the loss of the two best chain-moving WRs, Godwin and Brown. Those two really helped the team reach the red zone.

  8. ModHairKen Says:

    The past is the past. Cyril caught his passes Sunday. So did Vaughn. And is anyone really worried about 87?

  9. SB~LV Says:

    Truthfully it has been breaking out in zits all season ….

  10. PassingThru Says:

    87 is going to have to be the #1 slot receiver. Some analyst opined that Brady wouldn’t be throwing Gronk’s way after a couple of sloppys showings, but that isn’t how Brady operates. Brady knows that he needs Gronk to be in a groove during the playoffs, even more so since Godwin got injured and Brown wigged-out.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    All you have to do is look at the other Qbs on the list to understand that the more attempts you make, the more drops you will have……all of these QBs are playoff bound.
    Sure, we have dropped some……but how many have been caught?

  12. PanhandleBuc Says:

    ^^^ 40 have been caught.

  13. Wild Bill Says:

    Nobody is perfect. Brady makes a lot of really great throws like the winning td last game. But this season he has made too many too low to catch throws on short to medium routes. Those should be bread and butter completions for Brady. The kind of passes that get first downs and move the sticks. He makes so many great deeper throws but too often shanks the short throws at the receivers feet. It may be due to pass protection issues. Not that he is being sacked that often, but definitely seeing more pressure this year vs last year.

  14. SufferingSince76 Says:

    What’s happened to Medicated Pete?

  15. Joe Says:

    What’s happened to Medicated Pete?

    He’s now “Listnfrmafar?”

  16. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Pete’s back in the straight jacket.

  17. bucschamp Says:

    Pete is AB??

  18. SB~LV Says:

    AB will be back …just a hunch

  19. DBS Says:

    So now the receivers that were only working with the backup QB are working with Brady. Shut up and see what happens now. They will probably be much better.

  20. Will Says:

    My question to this would be how many of those drives did we end up with a field goal or no points at all. If the next play we got a TD I’m OK with it even though it’s best to catch it the 1st time. Like in Sundays game you could say Gronk dropped a TD would’ve been a great catch it hit his hand but was high(my coaches always said if the ball touches your hands it should be a catch) the next play Brate caught a bullet in the stomach for a TD. Didn’t hurt us one bit in that scenario.

  21. Chris K Says:

    Dumb stat. Not saying it’s completely irrelevant, just saying if you throw the ball in the end zone more than other teams (Brady leads league in pass attempts) you’ll probably be near the top in dropped end zone passes. Laws of probability are just that.

  22. Allen Lofton Says:

    Brady has won Super bowls in the past with less talent so let’s see how TB and the Bucs do in the playoffs. Any wagers!

  23. Ash Says:

    Drops have been a thing all season and not just in the end zone they were a thing last season as well and they won the Superbowl but the talent they lost it’s gonna be a real hard uphill battle for sure. Injury luck the bucs had last season is not a thing this season I don’t see a Superbowl push unless they somehow change the scheme to compensate for the lack of talent yeah Brady has done some things with less talent but in a scheme that schemed players open not a scheme that was dependant on the talent to get open.

  24. rriddler Says:

    How many of these drops actually cost us TD’s? In other words, out of the eight, how many were TD’s on subsequent plays on the same drive?

  25. Bob in valrico Says:

    Around 17. 5% on a purely subjective stat. Some drops go to the QB ie. cause they were nearly impossible to bring in. the rest will rightfully be on the receiver.

  26. Chris l Says:

    This stat is misleading. Those are all good quarterbacks on top teams so they likely have the most opportunities in the red zone. The better stat would be the %. Gross number stats are misleading. Those are all division leaders

  27. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    @”..Tom Brady 8..”
    that was with CG and AB in…..
    without them??? who knows!!!

  28. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Not nice Joe! 😕

  29. SB Says:

    Thanks JOE!
    Now I know why I never listen to Listn either.
    Need to up the meds me thinks

  30. Miller5252 Says:

    So does catches missed by Gronk this last weekend tie into this? I would like to see what they call a drop. That pass to Gronk this weekend was a “hard high one”, and I wouldn’t think that would consist of a drop. But maybe I’m just looking at that pass wrong and it was a drop.

  31. brooks Says:

    We need TO signed …… lol watch and see

  32. Mike Johnson Says:

    Better hope and pray David somehow magically appears healthy in the playoffs do our Defense. Without him, Teams will score even more. I don’t think Buc fans truly realize what his absence means.

  33. Bob in valrico Says:

    Still trying to figure out what is wrong 83% catch rate in the endzone? Catching the ball is more of a problem in sustaining drives on the way to endzone than in the endzone, IMO.

  34. Franco Says:

    Everyone needs to remember any season before 2020 and think of the conversations we would be having right about now… mostly, there’s always next season

  35. captivajim Says:

    Need more info ;.quite a few of Brady’s 40 td passes were Not thrown into the end zone…

    who dropped them would be good to know

  36. Bob in valrico Says:

    Good point captiva.
    Its still a shared responsibility between QB and receiver. There was also another pass to Godwin that he could not extend far enough out of endzone to pull it into his arms. Seems like a good example of reaching for an uncatchable pass. IMO.

  37. Bob in valrico Says:

    Also wonder if Gronk is still having residual effects from rib injury, he seems to be having more trouble extending upward to catch passes, before last game.
    Most passes to him seemed to be thrown lower and in front of him last week.